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Test Listing: CARDIAC RISK ASSESSMENT



Code 306
Test or Panel Profile
Name CARDIAC RISK ASSESSMENT
Specimen Type Serum separator tube (gold, brick, SST, or corvac) and green top tube (lithium heparin)
Preferred Volume 5 mL serum and 1 mL lithium heparin plasma
Minimum Volume (Emergencies only) 2.5 mL serum and 0.5 mL lithium heparin plasma
Patient Prep Patient should be fasting 12-14 hours prior to collection.
Collection Procedure Put lithium heparin tube on ice immediately after drawing and separate from plasma within 1 hour.
Specimen Processing Separate serum from cells and transfer to a standard aliquot tube. Separate plasma from cells within 1 hour of collection and transfer to a standard aliquot tube.
Storage and Transport Refrigerated
Stability Refrigerated 1 week
Unacceptable Condition Frozen specimens; EDTA plasma is not an acceptable sample type for Homocysteine.
Alternate Specimens Serum specimens that have been placed on ice immediately after drawing can be used for the homocysteine in place of lithium heparin.
Limitations N/A
CPT Codes 80061, 83090, 86141, 82947
Interface Order Code 306
Testing Schedule Mon-Fri
Available STAT? No
Turnaround Time 24 Hours
Methodology Enzymatic, Hexokinase, FPIA, Neph
Alias CRABAT
Synonyms N/A

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